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Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
message later on this hour and right now vice presidential candidate paul ryan is speaking in minneapolis. >> the five of us, we're in congress together. president obama has not met with the republican leaders in the house or the senate since july. >> boo! >> we have a debt crisis coming, we have budget problems, we have economic problems. that's not leadership. we need a leader. now the reason mitt romney and i keep talking about our five-point plan is because we believe we owed you our fellow citizens an actual plan. we owe you solutions, we owe you ideas. real reforms can be had to get a real recovery. we had real recovery in this state in this country let's use that recovery and put people back to work. let's get the keystone pipeline, let's get more gas, more coal and renewables. i tell you what, we know what layoffs are, we have family and friends that we know of who are in their 40s or their 50s or their 60s, prime working years, they're out of a job or they're out of a good job. we need to clear the bureaucracy so they can get the skills they need. and if there are kid
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Nov 14, 2012 1:00am EST
well. >>> paul ryan is sharing his thoughts on why he and mitt romney lost the election. you might be interested to hear his thoughts on why they lost. liberal critics are slamming what he's saying. he says higher turnout made the difference. is it simple as he's suggesting? americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars together for your future. to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
tonight as well. >>> paul ryan is sharing his thoughts on why he and mitt romney lost the election. you might be interested to hear his thoughts on why they lost. liberal critics are slamming what he's saying. he says higher turnout made the difference. is it as simple as he's suggesting? we're keeping him honest. >>> welcome back. another keeping them honest report tonight. mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, is making the interviews rounds, giving his take on why he thinks his ticket lost the election. here's what he told a local television station in his hometown, janesville, wisconsin, on why romney lost to obama. >> the reports that you and governor romney and your wives were shocked by the results that were coming in. true? >> it is true. yeah. the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning, so when the numbers came in going the other direction, when we saw the kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas which were really fairly unprecedented, it did come as a bit of a shock. those are the tough kind of losses
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 9:00pm EST
? >> i thought paul ryan was a big risk as a vp. without he have been more su successful if he had gone for somebody else? >> that is sectiond guessing i don't know. instead of getting 27% of the latino vote, you may have gotten 25 or 40. the facts are we didn't make it. he have a good person, smart guy. who would you like to see in 16 of all of the current candidates? >> i'll tell you, who is the kinder person? jeb bush? >> can i bush do it again? i don't know. >> maybe against a clinton. >> what i want more than anything is to bring this thing together. i want you to ask people about the regulatory wall. if we don't get natural gas and oil out there. we have a chance to make this the american century. if we have are the low cost energy producer in the world. america can have it. i've said before, this is the internet of this century now. it is a huge opportunity. we are in the first inning. >> well, great to talk to you. thank you for coming in. you volunteered yourself good to see you again. when we come back, latest from the storm zone and corey booker. and on the president's electi
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Nov 6, 2012 12:00am EST
is going to get the nomination for the republican party. didn't happen. nobody picked paul ryan. nobody knew the momentum was going to swing on the first debate. so all we can do is expect the unexpected. i think that stay tuned, it will be very anti-climatic for this to go as planned. >> ben smith, where do you think the real battleground will be? a lot of people are talking about ohio, pennsylvania, florida. the democrats still saying it could not go romney's way, all these things could be pivotal to how the election washes up. where will you be focused tomorrow night? >> look, mitt romney has -- obama has a lot of paths to victory. romney has very few. they will be states like virginia, florida. if obama wins those states, pretty much over. romney needs to run the table and do well in ohio and pennsylvania. those are must-wins for him. >> charles, when you look at both campaigns from start to finish, what do you think has run the better campaign? >> i think that this campaign has been what most campaigns are, a series of ups and downs for both sides, and so there have been some perfo
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. vice president is in colorado and paul ryan is holding rallies in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. so ohio indeed could be the biggest battleground of the election. the race there is very tight. a just released cnn/orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is about to speak at a rally in mentor, ohio. he is at least in the building, we understand. and so is our white house correspond dan loathian. the president's schedule is packed today. he isn't just campaigning. he is also keeping a close watch on the storm which he says really is his first priority. >> reporter: that's correct. white house officials saying that president did get updates, briefings overnight. this morning he went to fema headquarters in washington to get a briefing in person, to get a sense of what is taking place with regards to the flooding, the power situation. he had some of his top officials in the room with him. he also spoke via video conference with the gover
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
appointment only to turn in absentee ballots. vp candidate paul ryan's state has ten electoral vote up for grabs. ted rolands is in milwaukee. you have the democrats. they have history on their side. wisconsin hasn't voted republican in 28 years. last time was for ronald reagan. what are the campaigns doing at this late hour? can the republicans make a difference? well, suzanne, clearly, and they know it on the ground here, they do have their backs against the wall because all the latest polling does show the president with a lead. one poll, many of the, has them up by eight points. the reason they have that is scott walker, the governor here in wisconsin, you remember the recall election which just wrapped up earlier this year. well, during that recall, republicans were able to establish the ground game. when it comes to getting out the vote, their ground game here is superior to president obama's ground game, which, of course, doesn't usually translate into other states. democrats usually have a much stronger ground game. this is the largest population. as a matter of fact, about one
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
they're not taking anything for granted. and paul ryan, that's his home state. so his edition to the romney ticket has made that reach for the pthd. it's still polling to the president's way. it just shows you how cloesz this fight really is. now the president's closing message, don, a lot of countering the romney themes. romney has been talking about how he's the candidate of change. the president is saying uh-uh, not so fast, that's me. and going back to his old message saying governor romney's party brought gridlock to washington. that's what the president is saying. don't let that candidate and that message suck you in because he insists, he's the candidate change. listen to this. >> we are kountdi they're kount on you to be so worn down that you just give up. you walk away. you leave them in power. in other words, wisconsin, their bet is on cynicism. they think they can outlast you. they figure yeah, these guys may g enthusiastic, but, yeah, overtime, that enthusiasm fades away and we're still here. but wisconsin, see, my bet is on you. my bet is on the goodness and decency of a
CNN
Nov 8, 2012 1:00am EST
. they have to figure out a way to get around this. my big question, what role does paul ryan play in all of this. he's pretty far out there a national figure, said no new taxes. and john boehner is going to have to try to lead some compromises in his own caucus, and he's got now a new national leader. >> do you see compromise as possible? because of the fiscal cliff. >> here is the thing. in the olden days when i covered the congress, i used to say, they will end up doing the right thing. i no longer think that. i now believe that they could all retreat into their corners. the only thing that gives me hope is that it's in their own ultimate self-interest to get something done. >> it's in everyone's self interest. david, as you survey the landscape of the incoming congress, any likelihood that members will be able to come together, work with the president on immigration reform, climate change, tax reform, entitlement reform? >> i do, anderson. i'm increasingly optimistic we won't go over the fiscal cliff. the sharp drop in the markets today send a clear signal to congress and the pres
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 3:00am EST
surprise. >> paul ryan on why he and mitt romney lost to president obama last tuesday. big defeat for the gop. how can the party get back on track? with me is virginia governor bob mcdonnell, chairman of the governors association. governor, welcome to you. >> thanks for having me on. >> paul ryan looked shell-shocked, all the polling looked good and wow, all these people came out for president obama. was it really that big a surprise? every poll i was looking at in the last few weeks had obama 02:00:43: ahead by two or three points. >> piers, we were very optimistic heading into that -- heading into that final week or two. i thought mitt romney after that first debate had really convinced the american people that he was the right leader, they had the right ideas to build up the middle class, to get us out of debt and back to work, and i thought the prevailing wisdom was if we were closer, within a point going into election day which many of the polls had, particularly in virginia, that the momentum on our side and the enthusiasm would carry the day. wasn't so. democrats did a great jo
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
right. now, paul ryan has been seen as an asset, obviously, to governor romney and he has been making a whole lot of appearances. i'll tell you, the crowd behind me is getting excited, ashleigh, because air force one is taxing over towards us where president obama is going to be coming out shortly and making his remarks. yes, paul ryan has been an asset to governor romney. it's why some are saying the race here has been pretty tight, although there is a small lead, a consistent lead, for president obama. today we saw "wall street journ journal" nbc news poll, three points up the president is here in wisconsin. yesterday there was a poll in milwaukee, a marquette university poll that had the president up by much more, eight points. you talk to the obama campaign, they'll point to that marquette poll and they'll say it's more accurate. it seems likie internal polls ae in between the two. the bottom line, while he has a lead that is significant, you have to pay attention to it, it's not quite comfortable. that's why you're seeing president obama here today. we saw joe biden here last week.
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 10:00pm EST
already have paul ryan as the winner. do you agree with these polls? >> not that one i certainly don't. vice president biden has a big heart. he's going to tell the truth tonight. which is going to, i think expose to the nation the extreme positions of this paul ryan and his budget. >> we have a short time together. and i want to stick to the debate and not the talking points when it comes to them. let's stick to the question and end. >> and that's tonight's no talking points. for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you. now he's stuck in a miniature nightmare. oh, thank you. but, with the capital one venture card... you can fly any airline, any flight, any time. double miles you can actually use. what's in your wallet? alec jr? it was a gift. how did i get here? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. >> with the 2012 campaign barely in the rear view mirror, we're already talking about the next president in the white house. does the popular gop senator in florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination. a source close says that's way too premature. but it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio's just one name in a large list of republicans who may consider runs for the white house. they include governor chris christie of new jersey, body mcdonald of virginia, bobby jindal of louisiana and scott walker of wisconsin. senators rand paul of kentucky and john thune of south dakota, former governor jeb bush of florida, former senator rick santorum. former governor mike huckabee who ran for president four years ago and the past two republican running mates, congressman paul ryan and former alaska governor sarah palin. as for the democrats the vice president keeps dropping hints of running again for president. here's joe biden from election day. >> are you going to vote for yourself today? >> i don't think so. >>
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 1:00am EST
research poll. they already have paul ryan as the winner. do you agree with these polls? >> not that one i certainly don't. vice president biden has a big heart. he's going to tell the truth tonight. which is going to, i think expose to the nation the extreme positions of this paul ryan and his budget. >> we have a short time together. and i want to stick to the debate and not the talking points when it comes to them. let's stick to the question and end. >> and that's tonight's no talking points. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash. but, i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes how about some cupcakes? yes lollipop? yes! do you want an etch a sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card. with a 50% annual cash bonus it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. >>> theoretically, the federal reserve is independent of the president and the federal branch of the government. the president appoints the cha
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00am EST
ground? where do you think you really are? >> we are fired up. i was with mitt romney and paul ryan two nights ago in ohio, tens of thousands of people turning out. mitt romney has now been in pennsylvania, firing up crowds there. nobody thought that pennsylvania would be in play but it is now. this is a group that is fired up. we are excited. we're in the right spot at the right time. smith right candidate. the president's been struggling to bump up above 50% and i think the country fundamentally know it is off track, wants to get back on track and i think they are ready to make that change to mitt romney and paul ryan. >> if you can't beat an incumbent president when unemployment is just nearly at 8% still and the debt's risen by $5 trillion, to $16 interest pretty much a disaster for the republican party, isn't it? >> that's yes think had the country's going to make a change. you are exactly right. we have this unbelievable debt. we are paying more than $600 million a day in interest on the debt. the president promised that if he took office, he was gonna cut the deficit in half. he
CNN
Nov 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard fought campaign. >> reporter: with the 2012 election barely in the rearview mirror, we're already thinking about the next road to the white house. marco rubio heads to iowa next weekend to headline a republican event. does the popular gop senator from florida have designs on running for the next republican nomination? a source close to rubio says that kind of talk is way too premature. but ads about the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, it's always good to have friends in iowa. rubio is just one name in a large list of republicans who may consider runs for the white house. they include governors chris christie of new jersey, bob mcdonald and scott walker of wisconsin, ran paul of kentucky and john thune of south dakota, jeb bush of florida, former senator rick santorum who battled mitt romney deep into the primary, former governor mike huckabee who ran for president four years ago and the past two republican running mates, congressman paul ryan and former alaska governor sarah palin. as for
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected, the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> so that was cleveland, ohio. but mitt romney is now in pennsylvania. i told you they were busy. he wraps up the day with an appearance in newport news, virginia. very busy schedule. and that's president obama arriving a little while ago in south florida. he took issue with his opponent's promise of, quote, real change. listen. >> here's the thing, florida. we know what change looks like. what governor romney is offering ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election, that's definitely not change. >> president obama's next stop just down i-71 from where i'm standing right now. he's going to be in cincinnati, then it's out west to colorado before he calls it a night. >> by wait, you s
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 11:00am EST
-workers and tried to convince people to vote for paul ryan and me. look, we have one job left. that's to make sure that on election day, we make certain that everybody who's qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every single vote in florida. >> yeah, he's already on to his next stop already. i'm flat out of time. but john in columbus, you'll have a heck of a night, i guarantee you. i'll talk to you very late and very early. and maria in d.c., that's going to be a fun place as well. thanks to both of you. >> thank you, ashleigh. >> remember to stay with cnn for all of the action on election night. man, do we have you covered. our special coverage gets under way at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. two words, wolf blitzer. he is at wit all the expert news analysis that you come to expect from cnn. we really have it made here, guys. 4r5ex night in america here on cnn. don't miss it. back in a moment. the wheels of progress haven't been very active lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertis
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Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
, mouse clicks ] >>> all right, paul ryan was in his element today campaigning in green bay, wisconsin. the gop vice presidential candidate tailgated with packer fans outside the not quite so frozen tundra of lambeau field, but it's not likely ryan will find time to enjoy the game today. he has three campaigns on his schedule in ohio, minnesota and colorado. here's one way to win over the youth vote, perhaps. teams arrived to a rally. vice president biden did that in lake valley, ohio. he asked two seniors there if they would like a ride to the rally in his limo. he also chatted with voters and senior voters and told a 7-year-old, no dating until you're 30 years old, end quote. how will things change, perhaps, if president obama is defeated? i asked editor in chief of the economists how closely the international community might be paying attention. >> i think the world is now watching the race extremely closely. that always happens with american elections because the person who gets elected to the white house is the most powerful person in the world, so everybody else has to
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
one more time. paul ryan is here today. that says it all. both campaigns know that this is a very competitive state to the end. the suburbs are the key areas. make this point before i throw it back to you, 1.3 million people have already voted in the state of colorado. i talked to is the secretary of state today, he says that's probably about half of the electorate and says you can still vote until tomorrow. more than 50% of the votes will be cast before election day and they're already starting to count them. we were watching that process in downtown denver. >> are we getting any indication on how the independent voters are moving right now? >> reporter: it's a critical question because this state is roughly evenly divided between democrats, republicans, independents or unaffiliated voters. if you look at our poll, our poll shows a dead heat. and 49% of the independents go for president obama and joe biden, 47% go for governor romney and paul ryan. moderate voters who tend to live in the suburbs, many of them independents, 60% for the president to 38% for governor romney. if you'
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
mean, paul ryan is thought of as a young gun. he's 42. that's eight years shy of being a card-carrying member of the aarp. ronald reagan was 69 when he first ran for president. many worried he was too old for the job until his famous quip during a debate. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> yes, reagan used age to his advantage. but seriously, how old is too old? remember senator strom thurman who commuted from walter reed to the capitol at the age of 100? his aides had to vote for him. of course, this argument isn't limited to the world of politics. ageism rages in the role world, too. how often have you heard those under 30 grumbling about those old guys sucking up all the jobs? so the talk back question of the day, should politicians have a mandatory retirement age? facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses later this hour. still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00pm EST
tonight as well. >>> paul ryan is sharing his thoughts on why he and mitt romney lost the election. you might be interested to hear his thoughts on why they lost. liberal critics are slamming what he's saying. he says higher turnout made the difference. is it simple as he's suggesting? [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people, like you, are choosing advil® because it helps you keep doing what you love. no wonder it's america's #1 selling pain reliever. you took action, you took advil®. and we thank you. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter too? what? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times.
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Nov 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
paul ryan will be later today. paul, good morning to you. i guess the question is, is pennsylvania really in play? >> that's what everybody is asking, randi. the last time a republican won pennsylvania in a presidential election? 1988. george herbert walker bush, it's been a while. but what's going on here? paul ryan, as you mentioned, he's coming right here to harrisbu harrisburg, that's why we're here. on the flip side, it seems that the obama campaign now putting some surrogates here. jill biden, the wife of the vice president will be here in pennsylvania later today, as well. guess what, former president bill clinton coming to pennsylvania to campaign on monday. you turn on the tvs here, randi, all you see are campaign commercials. i saw a ton in the local news. 10 million in the final days and the romney campaign is outspending the obama campaign two to one here in pennsylvania. 20 electoral votes at stake. here is the latest poll in pennsylvania. franklin and marshal, a four-point advantage for the president. very tight. that's within the sampling error. the president used to
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm EST
an even bigger loss for the tea party. after all, paul ryan, a tea party favorite, couldn't deliver his own state of wisconsin for his ticket. he will return to his house seat to serve an eighth term. many tea party members kept their house seats as well but they didn't increase their ranks on tuesday, and they lost two very winnable senate races. it's a pretty big contrast to the splash they made in the 2010 midterm elections and the muscle they flexed throughout the prime aries. here's gary tuchman. >> reporter: this is not the scene most supporters of the tea party envisioned or desired. barack obama was supposed to be a one term president. >> liberty, yes. obama care, no. liberty, yes. obama care, no. >> reporter: a primary mission of the tea party, get the government out of people's lives. there was even an african-american led chapter in south-central l.a. complete with a sign at one rally that read tea party supports mlk's dream. >> i see today that fidel castro likes obama care but we don't like obama care. doesn't that kind of tell you something? >> reporter: there was a lo
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Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
paul ryan and i want to bring real change to america. so some folks are putting aside the demands of daily life and focusing on this campaign. they want to know what the future is going to hold depending on who becomes the next president. who's going to affect their life and their family's life and who is going to affect the country in the way it will make the greatest difference. you can remind them that words are cheap. you can say whatever you want to say in a campaign. but what you can achieve, results, those are earned. those can't be faked. you see, four years ago you could remind them that candidate obama made a number of promises. then go and look at the promises and say how did they do on those? he was going to be a post partisan president. he's been most partisan in dividing -- >> we'll keep an eye on mitt romney's speech in iowa. poppy, that seems like guy problem to have. in des moines and other parts of iowa, the unemployment rate is very low. they can't find workers. but that's also not ideal for them. >> reporter: right. no, it's not. in fact, ali, this is the front
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
you a little chunk of them. governor romney, together with paul ryan has put forward an economic recompry plan consisting of five central elements that will in four years create 12 million jobs. as you know, there are many people who take exception to that. he goes on to list those five elements. i'll do them in a nutshell, achieve north american energy independence, retrain the workforce for jobs now, make trade work for america, restore fiscal sanity, we'll champion small business. can this, in fact, in four years, you believe, decree aeight 12 million jobs? and i'll warn you, ali velshi is going to say no possible way. go ahead. >> well, we don't have to guess. we can look when ronald reagan had a recession, which had double digit inflation, 20% interest rate, in many ways much more devastating, higher unemployment, much more devastating than the one that obama has, when you went out three years plus, the same length of time that obama's had since we've been in technical recovery, the economy grew 20%. obama has grown 7%. a third the strength of reagan's. job creation much hig
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Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
paul ryan. >> stand with three proud words made in the usa. >> that would have an interesting ticket. romney biden. anderson cooper 360 begins right now. >> we begin tonight in washington. two simple words what next for the men and women in the capital behind me what next. what next for the party that tried and failed to retake the senate and white house who ran on a platform that too many people who as too extreme. what next for the man who ran for re-election who came hoim to face challenges for president obama what next? tay marktoday markets took a no dive. that is why we are here again. in the speeches to the statements today. all found ways of saying they get it. they understand the challenges and will rise to meet them listen. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt and isn't weakened by inekwquality and isn't threaten by the warming kwagity. >> at a time like this we can't rsk bickering and posturing. >> it is for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we face as a nation. >> it is better to dance than t
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
bad analysis. >> paul ryan, the republican vice presidential running mate also speaking out. i'm going to play a clip of what he told one of our local milwaukee tv affiliates. >> when we saw the kind of turnout that was occurring in urban areas which were really fairly unprecedented, it did come as a bit of a shock. those are the tough kind of losses to have, the ones that catch you by surprise. >> unprecedented turnout in urban areas. is that another way of saying what romney said? >> it's a different version. and of course paul ryan in his speeches often made the argument about makers versus takers and whether there's a tipping point in effect where the people dependent on government outvote those who pay taxes. look, republicans face a choice here. mitt romney as i said just kind of maxed out on white voters and still lost 332 electoral college votes. the overwhelming evidence, wolf, is that unless they expand thei width, they're facing kind of a hill. democrats won the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. it's not a coincidence. this coalition, as it c
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00pm EST
since he keeps turning up on this show, this one and this one. and republicans, paul ryan already ran for president once, according to mitt romney. >> join me in welcoming the next president of the united states, paul ryan. >> reporter: we learned today that florida's marco rubio will coincidentally be highlighting a party and don't be surprised if you see bobby jindal take a ski trip to new hampshire. and, of course, there are others. so many others. it's never too early to dream. there are still a great many twists and turns and unknowns, but one thing about 2016 seems fairly certain. they'll still be counting ballots in florida from this time. john berman, cnn, new york. >>> let's talk about all of this right now joining us rick spangle, our corporate sibling out there. great new issue, rick. you have a lot of buzz. would you call the class of 2016 yet a "time" photographer take some shots and portraits of potential candidates. let's talk about the buzz matchup for 2016. hillary clinton and jeb bush. look at those portraits. very nice portraits. >> yes, indeed. and, of course, neit
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
last week. paul ryan was here yesterday. mitt romney is going to be here tomorrow. wisconsin getting an outsized amount of attention, you could say. >> another place getting a lot of attention, virginia. that is where mitt romney earlier today gave a speech. he is going to be doing at least three different cities and towns in that state. i want you to hear this, briana. this is what his message earlier this morning. >> now, the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he has a campaign slogan that was forward. i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. >> briana, yol, mitt romney has taken the gloves off. he is now going back on attack mode. do we expect that is going to play out the next five days on both sides? >> reporter: yeah. i think you already saw that here. you heard president obama saying that the romney campaign is betting on cynisism, that people will want to -- i think you're almost hearing in a way these mirror images of arguments, but i think, yeah, the gloves are off, and it is game on here into
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Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
speech. but if you look at what his budget and paul ryan's budget would do, it would decimate nasa. he also had a great story about a woman with a heartwrenching story about a woman with a kid with down syndrome. guess what? if he repeals obama care, that child will be in danger, because they will no longer be able to get insurance coverage because of that preexisting condition. and single moms, yes, his heart goes out to single moms, but he also wants to take away their free preventative care and single moms need it more than anybody else some those are the policies that really don't jive with his positive words. that's what the obama campaign will point out. >> okay, care to rebut? >> look, i think most of us are still reeling from sandy. we have been. and in these last two or three days staying away from these kind of attacks. i'm not sure maria got the memo, but i did. and you know, i think that the tone that both mitt romney and president obama have taken -- as reresumed campaigning is one of offering their proposals, offering their ideas. and by the way, carol, you're not going t
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
morning. yesterday vice presidential candidate paul ryan was here. we'll also be seeing, of course, president obama here today. you know, it's really interesting. something i want to point out, charles woodson of the green bay packers will be here to rally this crowd here at the airport ahead of president obama. he is the safety for the green bay packers. if you know about football, what does the safety do? they protect against long passes against, that's right, the hail mary, something the obama campaign is trying to do here in wisconsin. >> i like that football metaphor. i don't usually follow them all that closely. but thank you, brianna. appreciate it. little bit of a rough morning. traffic was terrible for you. >> yes. >> plus that three person rule. >> we had to drive around brooklyn, pick up cnn employees to hit the carpool rule. >> what a mess. thank you for being here. >> thanks for tolerating my lateness. >> we had an empty chair in honor of you. >> today is the day. >> let's bring in senator robert m menendez. there was a tour with the president and chris christie, takin
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
springsteen rally tonight. this is paul ryan over here, eastern iowa. joe biden. governor romney, the president, if you put them all on, it starts to look like that, you come back out to the map. what you see here is, much of the country, if you live on the west coast, you live up here in the prairie, you live in texas or across the deep south, you're not getting a campaign. they're not coming to see your state unless they're trying to raise money. and that was mostly weeks and months ago. or unless you happen to be in a tv market that bumps into one of these other states. this is florida, you see a lot of visits here. you break it down by candidate, where is the president, this is the i-4 corridor. where most of the independents are. this is an area i know ari fleischer is interested in. the question is, the democrats will win the southernmost counties. will the jewish vote be less? will the president get less because of the dustup with governor romney and israel in the campaign. you won't see the president out here. this is the most conservative republican part of the state. that's
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Nov 5, 2012 9:00pm EST
great crowd here behind me, ready for paul ryan. >> you're looking very popular. good to see you, actually. never mind paul ryan. i'm hearing lots of different reports tonight, all the republicans telling me mitt romney's got it in the bag, all the obama people telling me no, no, the president's going to walk it. what is the reality? you're in the area of america that could be utterly crucial. how are you seeing wisconsin, ohio, iowa, that kind of collection tomorrow night, how important will they each be and which one could be the turning point? >> well, all across the midwest it's incredibly important. i have been in each of those states. obviously most of the time here in wisconsin but i was just in ohio the other day with mitt romney. i have been in iowa about a week ago with the governor there. there's huge excitement but here in wisconsin, you know, we had a recall six months ago today, we won by a bigger margin than we did two years earlier and you see the momentum. you saw it again in august when paul ryan was added to the ticket. but you really saw it after that first de
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00pm EST
better course or if you're tired of being tired, i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> this was the second of four events romney had scheduled for today. next up for the republican candidate is pennsylvania. so america has 50 states, but it's the key battleground state where is the race just might be decided come tuesday. right now cnn estimates that nine states shown here on the make or break states. president obama or 34mitt romne to wing the who is. there's to the all important state of ohio with 18 electoral votes. virginia is one of those key battleground states as well. it's a state that favored barack obama back in 2008, but now the state's electoral votes are very much up for grabs. joining us from bluemont, virginia. virginia jones, what is on the minds of people there in virginia other than that pumpkin smashing you have been seeing all day at great country farms? >> that's right,
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Nov 8, 2012 3:00am EST
frank said, this right wing tail to wag their dog. >> was it a mistake to go to paul ryan as the vp pick? is it the wrong message? another white guy with pretty far right social issues, certainly? with hindsight, monday morning quarterback, was it a mistake? should he have gone for a braver pick? a marco rubio, condoleezza rice? >> i don't know that paul ryan hurt him that much. there was a lot of atmosphere. paul ryan associated with the anti abortion position and then the other senate candidates came together that made the republican party said you look archaic and mean spirited. rubio and condoleezza rice. i wonder if the republican party will find and recruit candidates who have a darker skin color, rather than realizing there are certain policies and ways the party talks that alienate a lot of voters, no matter what the color of the skin or what the gender of the person they put on the ticket is. >> you look at the poll results [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare... now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your n
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
paul ryan, what do they do next? >> ryan goes back to the house and has a major role -- >> has one gained anything? >> -- in the party -- >> in the country i think paul ryan came across ooze a very likable person. i saw -- i was surprised, i saw that his favorables were much higher than vice president biden's. if you had said to me on july 1st we're going to nominate paul ryan, he's going to get hammered for his budget ideas and after the debate with biden he was going to have better favorables, i think that's pretty substantial, too. -- i think mitch better decide what he wants to do. clearly he's a major figure in the party. he can play a significant role in the party. i think 2016 is probably the next generation. we've got a lot of -- this is the big story here, we have more republican governors, big margin, than democrats. republican governors are doing a better job of solving problems. when you look, this is a point that, was made by a -- by a major political scientist, you look at the three most difficult states in the country, new york, illinois, and california, in terms of
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
paul ryan was a big risk as a vp. it didn't cover any other base, any other demographic. would he have been bolder and braver, had he gone for marco rubio or condoleezza rice? somebody a bit different from paul ryan, he looked like a younger version of mitt romney? >> you know, that's second guessing and i don't know. >> the vice president won his home state. >> he's been a district guy, if you will. >> in hindsight, marco rubio may have gotten -- instead of getting 27% of the latino vote, you may have gotten 35 or 40. you still may not have made it. the facts are, we didn't make it. and we had as good a candidate as we're going to -- surely the best candidate in the field. we have a good guy, a good person. a smart guy -- >> who would you like to see in '16 of all the current candidates? >> i'll tell you -- in about 48 hours. >> who's the kind of person? >> marco rubio is an appealing guy. i think he's a centrist. he can deal with changing demographics. >> jeb bush? >> can a bush do it again? i don't know if the country's ready for a third bush. >> maybe against a clinton? >> may
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am EST
and requested ballots than republicans by spread of 44% to 37%. paul ryan is back in the state. that is a must win for the republicans in early voting. the democrats are up there as well. obama superior organization here in the state is helping him out at this point. republican national committee has expressed concern about voting fraud here in the state. they sent a letter to the secretary of state who responded to those concerns. but over late last week, a woman was arrested here for trying to vote twice. as it turns out, she was a republican. it's no the clear who she was trying to vote for. they're making -- taking every precaution possible to assure the voters that the voting machines here are safe and that the vote will go well here. john? >> all right. thanks, miguel live on the vegas strip. now to wisconsin, where president obama holds the first of three rallies today. now wisconsin's voted blue since 1984. some of the margins are razor thin. john kerry won by 11,000 votes in 2004. al gore by less than 6,000. and the romney campaign hopes that with native son paul ryan on the
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Nov 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
happens to be the alma mater of the republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan. let's listen in. >> like so many families in this country, our families just weren't asking for much. they didn't want much, and they didn't begrudge anyone else's success. they didn't mind if others had much more. in fact, they admired it. that's why they pushed us to be the best we could be. but they simply believed in that fundamental american promise, that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. and they also believed that when you worked hard and have done well and you finally walk through that doorway of opportunity, you don't slam it shut behind you. you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. [ cheers and applause ] and that's is how barack and i, and i know so many of you were raised. and more than anything else, that is what this election is all about. it's a choice. it's a choice about our v
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Nov 5, 2012 9:00am EST
many as well have talked to co-workers and tried to convince people to vote for paul ryan and me. look, we have one job left and that's to make sure on election day we get -- make certain that everybody who's qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every single vote in florida. now, what makes this rally and your work so inspiring is that you're here because you care about america. this is -- this is a campaign about america. and about the future we're going to leave our children. we thank you. we ask you to stay at it all the way, all the way to victory on tuesday night. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference, the people of the world are watching, the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow. and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. [ cheers and applause ] now, there may be some of your friends and family members who haven't made up their mind yet who they're going to vote for. so
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
modern times. pennsylvania where i am, mitt rom economy coming here tomorrow where i am and paul ryan coming here today. that's why we're here. listen, mitt romney thinks they can grab pennsylvania away from the democrat, a state the republicans haven't won since 9 1988. >> paul, thanks. randi. >>> new numbers on where things stand in florida. take a look here. this nbc news/"wall street journal/"marist poll. florida is the biggest of all the expected swing state with 29 electoral votes. >>> on the campaign trail in ohio former new york mayor rudy giuliani offered a scathing critique of the president and said president obama should resign. it happened at a rally for mitt romney yesterday. mr. giuliani slammed the administration on a lot of topics. benghazi, others. >> they're real excited today because unemployment didn't go back to 8%. ility 7.9%. they should be ashamed of themselves. the greatest country on earth, the greatest country in the history of the world and our growth is at 1.2%. he should resign! >> the founder and ceo of news corp rupert murdoch is also sounding off on the elect
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
like that from mitt romney. as we mentioned wisconsin is the home state of his running mate paul ryan -- >> let me jump in, jim, because over your shoulder governor scott walker introducing mitt romney gave the roaring crowd what they wanted, and that was mitt romney who has just come out the greet some of the supporters behind him, and he is going to take to the lectern at any moment, and remind the viewers that at the very front of the auditorium there is a sign that says "jobs" and you can bet your bottom dollar that my colleague christine romans just mentioned he will be talk tact jobs talking about the jobs report when he has a chance to address the crowd. let's listen in. >> you guys are amazing. thank you so much. what a welcome. thank you. that is a very generous welcome. thank you. [ crowd chanting "four more days" ] >> thank you so much. you got that one right. you have that absolutely right. four more days. this is a -- wow, a great experience to be here with you today. this is so exciting. what a great state. what a great welcome and by the way, this state is going to help me to bec
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